DHS provides many resources to keep the public informed about activities, and performance of the agency and providers we license.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General, in collaboration with county agencies, works to prevent public assistance fraud. The following illustrate cases where people were convicted of various types of fraud and either were required to pay back money or had their funding stopped. If you have a tip or complaint about potential fraud, report it.
The DHS SIRS unit completed an investigation and identified overpayments totaling $50,350. Some of the issues identified by SIRS were:
SIRS referred the case to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), which further investigated MaxiCare over a different period of time. MFCU identified $90,459 in overpayments to the company. Owner Garley was charged with two counts of Medical Assistance fraud and one count of theft of medical costs. Garley pleaded guilty and was convicted of gross misdemeanor Medical Assistance Fraud in Ramsey County District Court on December 29, 2014. Garley paid $60,000 in restitution and was ordered to serve seven days in the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. As a condition of her probation, she is prohibited from running or being employed by any company that receives Medicare and/or Medicaid funds.
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